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Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past

John Fea

Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past

John Fea

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What is the purpose of studying history? How do we reflect on contemporary life from a historical perspective and can such reflection help us better understand ourselves, the world around us, and the God we worship and serve?

In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. Deep historical thinking can relieve us of our narcissism; cultivate humility, hospitality, and love; and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.

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About "Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past"

What is the purpose of studying history? How do we reflect on contemporary life from a historical perspective and can such reflection help us better understand ourselves, the world around us, and the God we worship and serve?

In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. Deep historical thinking can relieve us of our narcissism; cultivate humility, hospitality, and love; and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Fea

John Fea (PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook) is associate professor of American history and chair of the history department at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is the author of "Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?" and writes a popular daily blog, "The Way of Improvement Leads Home".

Table Of Contents

  • contents
    prologue
    1. What Do Historians Do?
    2. In Search Of A Usable Past
    3. The Past Is A Foreign Country
    4. Providence And History
    5. Christian Resources For The Study Of The Past
    6. History For A Civil Society
    7. The Power To Transform
    8. So What Can You Do With A History Major?
    epilogue: History And The Church
    appendix: Proposal: Center For American History And A Civil Society
    index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 378031
  • Product Code 9780801039652
  • ISBN 0801039657
  • EAN 9780801039652
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Sep 2013
  • Sales Rank #55500
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.235kg

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